Cameroon’s Minister of Postal Services and Telecommunication, Jean Pierre Biyiti bi Essam has announced that soon the construction of the first internet hubs in Yaoundé and Douala, the two largest cities in Cameroon will start. the Minister said this in the celebration commemorating the 149th International Communications and Information Society Day.
Jean Pierre said: “the implementation of internet hubs at the local, national, sub-regional and regional levels is a priority if we intend to solve the connection problems and improve the quality of service as well as lower interconnection costs.”
In January 2014, the Cameroonian government had already spoken with engineers and internet providers at a workshop on “technical aspects relative to the implementation of internet hubs in Cameroon” to prepare the way for the change that will enable the country to be free of its dependence on foreign networks for the transmission of information through telecommunications networks. This dependency officially costs $600 million each year in African countries that do not have internet hubs of their own.